veto http://peoriapublicradio.org en IL House fails to override museum veto http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-fails-override-museum-veto <p></p><p>Many Illinois museums will&nbsp;continue to have to offer 52 free days a year. That's after the Illinois House failed to override a veto of legislation that would have cut that number in half. &nbsp;&nbsp;The museum proposal is one of the few actual vetoes lawmakers had to deal with during their veto session.</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:12:32 +0000 Brian Mackey 13859 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House fails to override museum veto Day one of veto session: not much happening http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/day-one-veto-session-not-much-happening <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois lawmakers were back in Springfield Tuesday for their fall legislative session. Several controversial issues are up for consideration. We asked </span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brian Mackey what happened on day one.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:25:20 +0000 Brian Mackey 13793 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Day one of veto session: not much happening Illinois fall veto session to get underway http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-fall-veto-session-get-underway <p></p><div>Most state legislators will get their first glimpse Tuesday of the Illinois Capitol's latest renovations. &nbsp;They include new custom-made copper-plated doors made infamous by their nearly $700,000 price tag. &nbsp;Also, less unusual budget matters will be on their agenda this week, as the fall veto session gets underway.</div><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:30:13 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13730 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois fall veto session to get underway Quinn defends ADM veto threat http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-defends-adm-veto-threat <p></p><p></p><div>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn defends his threat to veto legislation to give tax incentives to Archer Daniels Midland Company to keeps its headquarters in Illinois.</div><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:02:14 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13389 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn defends ADM veto threat Pension committee floats new style of retirement plan for some http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pension-committee-floats-new-style-retirement-plan-some <p></p><div>With an eye toward reaching an agreement in time for the upcoming veto session, legislators on a special pension committee met Friday in Chicago. &nbsp;The conversations focused on giving state employees and teachers a new style of retirement plan.</div><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:22:32 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13286 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Pension committee floats new style of retirement plan for some Gov. doesn't support opponent's proposal to change Il constitution http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-doesnt-support-opponents-proposal-change-il-constitution <div>Governor Pat Quinn says he does not support an opponent's proposal to change the Illinois Constitution.</div><div> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:13:57 +0000 Brian Mackey 11463 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. doesn't support opponent's proposal to change Il constitution Legal questions for cutting lawmakers' pay http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/legal-questions-cutting-lawmakers-pay <p>Legal questions surround Governor Pat Quinn's bold move Wednesday to strike legislators' salaries out of the state budget. &nbsp;It's an unprecedented one --- though somewhat similar to an action taken by Quinn's predecessor, Rod Blagojevich. &nbsp;IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more:</p><p></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:08:30 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8673 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Legal questions for cutting lawmakers' pay Quinn eliminates salaries for lawmakers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-eliminates-salaries-lawmakers <div>Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday used his veto power to eliminate salaries for Illinois legislators. As IPR’S Brian Mackey reports, Quinn says until lawmakers fix the state's pension problem, they shouldn't get paid.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Illinois' $100-billion unfunded pension liability, Quinn has been setting deadlines for more than a year.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Until now, there haven't been any direct consequences for lawmakers when they've blown each of those deadlines. Quinn changed that in a big way.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:03:28 +0000 Brian Mackey 8632 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn eliminates salaries for lawmakers Lawmakers reject Quinn veto of concealed carry http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-reject-quinn-veto-concealed-carry <p></p><div>Illinois lawmakers Tuesday rejected Governor Pat Quinn's veto of concealed-carry legislation. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, it makes Illinois the last state to let people carry guns in public.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:17:23 +0000 Brian Mackey 8603 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers reject Quinn veto of concealed carry Paperwork filed to override Governor's veto of concealed carry legislation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/paperwork-filed-override-governors-veto-concealed-carry-legislation <div>With a week to go before a deadline requiring Illinois allow people to carry guns in public, Governor Pat Quinn Tuesday vetoed the legislation that would have authorized concealed carry.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The governor claims he's concerned about public safety, but he's already under fire by critics who say it's a political stunt. As Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky reports, the measure's sponsor has already filed paperwork to override Quinn's changes.</div><div></div><p></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:55:31 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8287 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Paperwork filed to override Governor's veto of concealed carry legislation